Football rolls to win at Adrian

The Hope College football team improved their record to 3-3 with a 25-7 victory over Adrian College on Saturday. Once again, the Flying Dutchmen defense came to play and shut down the Bulldog offense. Hope kicker Darren Ford (’19) tied an MIAA record with four field goals made in the game. After a hard-fought first…


US/Russia tensions nearing Cold War levels

The last President of the Soviet Union, Mikhail Gorbachev, told the Russian Agency of International Information last week that “[he] think[s] the world has reached a dangerous point” concerning the current state of relations between the United States and Russia. This assessment, coming just seven short years after the Obama administration’s “Russian Reset,” an attempted…


Homecoming welcomes back alumni

Fall is a season of changing leaves, new beginnings and celebration. There are many fall events to look forward to at Hope College; the Pull has come and gone with glorious victory, Nykerk Cup preparation is in full-swing and this weekend students and alumni can look forward to Homecoming. Throughout the weekend, stop by the…


Indie-folk popularization seen in HCCS

“I started playing the ukulele when I was 12,” John Puttrich (’17) said. He explained that he liked how the instrument was direct—what you are thinking travels through your hands into what you’re playing. Puttrich may have picked up the ukulele for its directness, but others are purchasing the four-string instrument for its popularity with…


Tastefully Twisted Bluegrass Salute

  TASTEFULLY TWISTED BLUEGRASS SALUTE: The renowned sound of the late Bill Monroe, often called the “father of bluegrass music,” came to the Jack Miller Recital Hall on campus this past Sunday. Three college Music Department folk ensembles took turns interpreting beloved songs of the mandolin master himself, and the resulting renditions ranged from straightforwardly…